Personal Development in Brookline

$95 for ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE Prep at Weston Wayland Success Learning Center ($220 Value)

Weston Wayland Success Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$220 $95

Teachers help students understand general-knowledge questions in preparation for the ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE (a school entrance exam)

All-Day TIPS Training and Art of Mixology Course for One or Two from Harvard Bartending Course (50% Off)

Harvard Bartending Course

Harvard Square

$290 $145

Pro bartender with 25 years of experience teaches students to mix and present drinks, ending with TIPS drinking safety certification

Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 56% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

"How to Fly For Free" Courses from Travel Masters Academy (Up to 72% Off). Three Options Available.

Travel Masters Academy

Cambridge

$100 $29

Courses help travelers earn numerous frequent flyer miles without leaving the ground, & redeem them for nearly free flights around the world

$25 for $50 Worth of Language Classes — RoLa Languages

Rola Languages

Boston

$50 $25

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$59 for Three 45-Minute In-Studio Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music ($135 Value)

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

2 or 4 Vocal Lessons with Optional Studio Time or Audio-Engineering Course at Bristol Studios (Up to 59% Off)

Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

Back Bay

$120 $55

Work with the coaches and producers that have helped develop artists for The Voice and for labels including Sony and Universal Records

$49 for $110 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — OUT SALSA BOSTON

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

One or Three One-Hour Screenwriting Classes at Jared M. Gordon Screenplay Coverage (Up to 52% Off)

Jared M. Gordon Screenplay Coverage

Redeem from Home

$99 $49

Classes taught by an New York University–trained writer, producer, and director, whose independent films have been exhibited at festivals

$29 for an Online Sales Course from Excel with Business ($299 Value)

Excel With Business

Online Deal

$299 $29

Online course imparts skills of salesmanship with video tutorials, exercises, podcasts, and material by author of Selling for Dummies

$59 for an Online Website Building Class from Express Website Course ($197 Value)

Express Website Course

Online Deal

$197 $59

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$25 for a Lifetime SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT Prep Package from Allen Prep ($149 Value)

Allen Prep - SAT, ACT Test Prep

Online Deal

$149 $25

Prepare for upcoming standardized tests with thousands of questions authored by perfect SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT scorers

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$39 for One-Year Membership and 8-Week Online Course ($200 Value)

Rhode Island Photography Workshops

Online Deal

$200 $39

Year of access to online materials and in-depth eight-week course provide practical instruction on using digital SLR cameras

$327 for $595 Worth of Driving Classes — Academy Auto School

Academy Auto School

Redeem from Home

$595 $327

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$175 for 40-Hour Real Estate Course Plus Textbook at Metropolitan School of Real Estate ($350 Value)

Metropolitan School of Real Estate

Somerville

$350 $175

Over four 10-hour days, instructors prep students for the real-estate exam, teaching procedures, key terms, and the downtown housing market

One or Three 45-Minute Kindermusik Play-Dates at Suzuki School of Newton (Up to 62% Off)

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

$139 for a Construction Supervisor License Course at Massachusetts Construction School ($279 Value)

Massachusetts Construction School

Multiple Locations

$279 $139

Up-to-date course give students the tools they need to pass the construction supervisor exam on their first try

$199 for 40-Hour Real-Estate Pre-Licensing Course at South Shore Real Estate Academy ($350 Value)

South Shore Real Estate Academy

Quincy

$350 $199

40-hour course covers real estate basics, allowing students to earn their pre-licensing requirement and kickstart their sales careers

$110 for 5 One-Hour Guitar Labs ($220 value) — Senchant's Art of Teaching

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

$220 $110

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6-Hour Photography Workshop from LiteWriting Photography (45% Off)

Litewriting Photography

Clinton

$225 $124

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$175 for a Real Estate Pre-License Course with Textbook ($350 Value)

Professional Real Estate Training Institute

Randolph

$350 $175

40-hour course covers all the topics for the state licensing exam, and a textbook facilitates at-home study

Four Group Salsa-Dancing Classes at Stilo, Dance & More (Up to 50% Off)

Stilo, Dance & More

Lynn

$50 $25

Experienced Latin-dance instructor leads beginners and intermediate dancers through the steps of salsa dancing during one-hour lessons

$400 for $800 Groupon — Writer's Workshop for Kids

Writer's Workshop For Kids

Framingham

$800 $400

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Half-Hour Scenic Flight for Two or Two-Hour Intro Flight Experience for One from Noble AirVentures LLC (Up to 62% Off)

Noble AirVentures LLC

Stow

$285 $139

Scenic trips fly over Boston, Worcester, or Wachusett Mountain; after ground instruction, novice pilots take control of a Cessna 172

Creative-Writing Class for One, Two, or Four from Ruth Sophia Herman (Up to 77% Off)

Ruth Sophia Herman

Maynard

$74 $39

Express yourself through creative writing with Ruth Sophia Herman, founder and director of Circle of Writers

$129 for Flight Instruction with Ground Instruction and Photos at King Aviation Mansfield

King Aviation-Mansfield, Inc

Mansfield

$312 $129

FAA-certified instructors guide students through 30 minutes of flight; ground lesson, photo, and Q&A complete the experience

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Piano Lessons with Jack Colombo (Up to 55% Off)

Jack Colombo

The Stedfast School of Music and Arts LLC

$55 $25

A pianist for groups including The Drifters and Al Jardine of The Beach Boys teaches students of all ages in styles such as jazz and blues

$50 for $90 Groupon — Yostos translation services

Yostos Translation Sservices

Pembroke

$90 $50

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One-Hour Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson for One or Two at Don's Flying Service Inc (50% Off)

Don's Flying Service Inc

Marlborough

$250 $125

FAA-certified instructors cover ground school basics, and then give students hands-on experience during a flight

$14 for $25 Groupon — Guitar Lessons by Jeffrey Nevaras B.M. Berklee College of Music

Guitar Lessons By Jeffrey Nevaras Bm Berklee College Of Music

West Bridgewater

$25 $14

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$48 for $95 Groupon — Act First CPR

Act First Cpr

Franklin Town

$95 $48

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Four-Hour Intro to DSLR Camera Workshop for One or Two from Felix Rust Photographers (Up to 56% Off)

Felix Rust Photographers

Chelmsford

$200 $89

Husband-and-wife photography team teaches students to operate their own digital cameras' shutter speed, aperture, and depth of field

$89 for 30hrs of Driver's Ed Classes & 1st Road Lesson at Future Drivers of America ($180 Value)

Future Drivers of America

Chelmsford

$180 $89

Seasoned instructors guide novice drivers through 30 hours of classroom instruction and a road lesson

$96 for $175 Worth of Makeup Classes — Alicia Makeup Academy

Alicia Makeup Academy

Methuen Town

$175 $96

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The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

1626 Beacon St
Brookline,
MA
US

The teachers at Weston Wayland Success Learning Center have a variety of backgrounds and credentials, from early childhood education to advanced physics degrees from MIT. The staff use their vast experience and knowledge to help students tackle tough subjects and prepare for exams. They specialize in math (all the way through calculus), reading comprehension, and elements of effective writing, including grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. They also guide students toward academic success with exam-preparation programs for the SAT, SSAT, ISEE (Boston Exam School Test), and SAT subject tests.

51 Richwood Street
West Roxbury,
MA
US

For more than 25 years, Benjamin Stoller has shaken cocktails and perfected the foam-to-brew ratio in a pint glass. He shares his insider knowledge during fun, hands-on classes taught at the Queen's Head Pub inside Harvard's historic Memorial Hall. Courses focus on the art of mixology, or crafting inspired cocktails with balanced ratios of liquor, mixers, and paper umbrellas. They also delve into specialized skills such as how to present drinks and keep patrons safe.

67 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge,
MA
US

On your Boston tour, you'll shove off from Christopher Columbus Park and roll along Boston Harbor before hooking a sharp left on one wheel toward the Seaport District. After gliding through the Boston Harbor Arches, you'll speed over the Northern Avenue Bridge into the Seaport District. After taking in the Federal Court House, ICA, Children's Museum, and more, you'll loop back through the sculptures and interactive art of the Rose Kennedy Greenway to your starting point. Smashing through plate glass, overturning fruit carts, and leaping between Segways to engage in feats of derring-do are optional and highly discouraged. The Cambridge route is no less exciting than the Boston circuit, curving through Harvard, Kendall, and Central squares before leaping over 16 exploding school buses.

620 Highway 2
Cambridge,
MA
US

Olympia Fencing Center founder and coach Daniel Hondor started his swordplay career with dreams of earning a spot among the Three Musketeers. Enthralled by the adventures of the trio, 7-year-old Daniel picked up his first rapier, beginning an association with fencing that would eventually take him around the world as a member of Romania’s national team. Eventually, after years of international dueling, he set down the sword and took up the mantle of coach, teaching the Romanian junior team techniques he’d learned throughout his career. The Olympics in Atlanta finally brought him to America, where he continues to share the art of fencing with students of all experience levels. He and his fellow instructors lead adult programs that help veteran swordsmen sharpen their skills and introduce novices to the sport’s intricacies. In homage to his childhood inspiration, he also hosts Musketeers classes that acquaint kiddies aged 6–10 with basic rules and moves, preparing them for future classes and eventual careers as knights of the realm.

127 Smith Pl
Cambridge,
MA
US

Ali Mohammad and Nadeem Mazen never got the memo that it was dangerous to play with lasers; they’re willing to carve intricate graphics into almost anything, including the 215 loaves of bread it took to animate the autumnal music video for OK Go’s “Last Leaf.” Now, from their shop—whose sign warns passersby that “it’s the future in here”—they etch equally creative messages and images into the gadgets and gewgaws of their clientele. Laptops, iPhones, and other electronics take on customization, as well as items stocked by the shop itself, from metal business cards to pint glasses and hardwood planks awaiting to become personalized kindling. The showcase demonstrates their expertise with pictures of previous projects, such as a guitar body carved with an elaborate swan and a kitchen knife inscribed with an ominous message.

10 Prospect Street
Charlestown,
MA
US